9 months already baby girl!  I am still in shock that you are mine and every single month you become more and more adventurous and amazing.  Always keeping us on our toes and certainly becoming the mini version of both Jeremy and I!  This month has gone by the quickest so far and I have a feeling that is only going to continue with each month.  This crazy girl is nonstop from the moment she wakes up until she goes to bed.  This month Fin has really started to get brave as she cruises the furniture at lighting speed giving me a heart attack every time she reaches a little too far on the damn coffee table!  She is balancing and standing ALL the time and when I put her down she will no longer sit but stand instead.  She is walking great when we hold her hands or when pushing her cart so maybe walking on her own is just around the corner.  Jeremy saw her take one step then put her hands down so I think the confidence is getting there.  We were brave and tried peanut butter and a few more exotic foods and she seems to really like them all.  We also swear we heard her say doggy this past week!! She weighs a little over 20lbs but will get her exact weight and height today!  She also has a second tooth that is starting to break through the gum but is certainly taking its time ;)  Her favorite toys are, oh wait who needs toys!?  Fin's favorite things include the tv remotes, coasters, packages of baby wipes, finding little pieces of paper, grabbing for her puppies, and of course trying to teeth on our cell phones.  HAH!

This month was also a big one for us as a family, as we ventured to the OBX for our first family vacay!  The drive down was a nightmare with barking dogs and a teething baby but we made it and had the most incredible time.  Fin fits right into our beachy family and absolutely LOVED it!!  She was a little apprehensive at first but by the second day she was ALL about the sand!  We took A TON of photos and even got our own family portraits done.  She didn't love her bath this time and kept trying to get out BUT we got what we needed. ;) Everything about this month was amazing!  I cannot wait to see what the next 3 months bring us!  Here are my favorite photos from the month!! Happy 9 months you wild girl we love you!!


This little beauty turned one last fall and her cake smash was AMAZING!!  Nothing better than a winter wonderland theme!! I had a blast capturing this sweet girl for her newborn, 6 month, and now her one year milestones!!  Vivienne is so full of personality and we had so much fun watching her destroy her cake!!  Here are my favorites :)


This mama to be absolutely rocked her maternity session!  On one of the colder fall evenings last November we took an adventure to the river for her and her hubby's maternity session.  The leaves had all fallen off for the year except for one tree and we went with it!  Late fall can be tough but this beautiful mama made this location look like a fairy tale!  At the end she even wanted to brave the FREEZING water for some stunning river shots.  Here is a little peek into our session!


Little beauty what a month it has been!  You have taken crawling and climbing on everything to a whole new level. No surface on this main floor of the house has gone unexplored!  Fin is pushing her push cart like a pro, practicing balancing and standing without holding onto anything, and cruising the furniture has begun.  She is also saying dada, mama, and bahbah!  Yes dada was first, but mama wasn't toooooo far behind :).  Her personality is REALLY coming out and her curiosity and determination are like nothing I have ever seen.  I love it but it's also a little terrifying! HAH! This month we had a lot of outdoor hikes, playing on the water table, cut our first tooth, and are experimenting more with new foods! Brave mommy finally gave her eggs!! This month our goal is peanuts! AHH!  We also broke out the finger paints and let her go wild for earth day!  Finley you truly are a remarkably kid and your daddy and I love you more than anything.  I cannot believe you are already 8 months old!  I love and hate how fast time is going because I love seeing you learn and explore but sad when you wake up and look more grown up than when I put you to bed. You are the greatest thing this life has given your daddy and I and we love you so incredibly much.  I hope you never lose your wild spirit and that hunger to learn!  I know one day you will conquer the world.  Happy 8 months my little love <3!!


Meet gorgeous baby Evelyn!!!  I have absolutely loved watching this little beauty grow over the last year!  She was amazing as a newborn and at her 6 month session and kept the tradition alive for an amazing cake smash!!  Isn't she just a doll?  Here are my favorites!


Last fall I had the pleasure of photographing this ADORABLE family for their maternity session!  We had a surprisingly warm day for such a late November date and the leaves were PERFECT!  Leaves were brown everywhere else but this magical spot!  They are the cutest family and their baby girl was so much fun!  She is already an amazing big sister :)  Here are my favorites!


I had so much fun capturing this little guy's first year! The year was full of smiles and laughs and LOTS of Lucas cuddles!  He is so loved by his incredible mom and dad and I cannot wait to see how he transitions into a big brother.  This kiddo is such a character and I cannot wait to see him again! We celebrated his first birthday this past summer with this EPIC cake smash!!   Here are my favorites!


Meet Brooklynn!!  She was my last newborn and last session before going on maternity leave! And she was a good one :) This little beauty was SO sleepy and snuggly.  We flew her session from one set up to the next and she did amazing.  I was 39 weeks and enormous and this baby girl made my last session before maternity leave a dream.  Here are some of my favorites:


Happy 7 months Finley!  Every month is going faster and this past month was NUTS! Finley has begun crawling with a vengeance and is EVERYWHERE and climbing on EVERYTHING!  We have baby proofed as best as we can but she somehow still finds the one thing we missed.  This month has been a whole lot of chasing and finding ways to block off the coffee table and yet she gets past our obstacles lol!  This kid is one determined lady!  She also has started to walk 5-6 steps at a time with her walker and walk along the crib rails.  I have a feeling this month things are just going to get even more exciting!  We didn't capture as many photos this month because she is getting way harder to catch!  Her milk bath was also one of the toughest we've shot so far.  Probably photographer's error as I somehow was unable to get the tub drain to seal and we were losing water the whole shoot lol!  The whole bath lasted about 11 minutes before the water was way too low.  BUT we got some great stuff and Fin was in rare form ;) Here are some of the photos we captured this month!!


Meet Grayson!!  I LOVE this little guy!! He is on the baby's first year package with me and is growing way too quickly!  We are already in the works of planning his cake smash and I cannot even believe it is right around the corner.  Grayson has been so much fun to photograph and even at 3 months has been so full of personality!  I mean look at those cheeks and that model smirk!  Here are a few of my favs!